Exciting Comics #v6#2 (17)
(March 1942)

Pines, 1940 Series
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Volume
6
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly with the exception of January, May, September
On-sale Date
1942-01-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Better Publications, Inc.
Editing
Ned Pines [as N. L. Pines] (president)

Issue Notes

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/)

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Black Terror / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Elmer Wexler ?
Inks
Elmer Wexler ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]
Keywords
aircraft; pilots

Indexer Notes

Cover marquee: "A New Feature The Liberator!.... In This Issue"

[The Hypnotic Gas] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Black Terror / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Hughes ?
Pencils
David Gabrielsen
Inks
David Gabrielsen
Colors
Richard Hughes ?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Terror [Bob Benton]; Tim [Tim Roland]; Dr. Manton (introduction); Sweiger (villain, introduction)

[The Poison Dart Murders] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Liberator / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Liberator [Dr. Nelson Drew]; Gobel (villain, introduction); Babbon (villain, introduction); un-named Nazi spies (villains, introduction for all)

[The Murderous Mechanics] (Table of Contents: 3)

Crash Carter, Air Cadet / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Hans (villain, introduction, death); Hauser (villain, introduction, death); Capt. Black (villain, introduction, death)

Bench Quarterback (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
William McClellan (credited)
Letters
Typeset

[The Harlequin Murders] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Mask / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kin Platt
Inks
Kin Platt
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Harlequin [Richter] (Joker rip-off, villain, introduction)

[Crashing through to a New High in Mystery Adventure Red-Blooded Action] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

The Fighting Yank; Captain Future / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Carribean Crisis] (Table of Contents: 7)

Larry North U.S.N. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Leslie Bellem ?
Pencils
Max Plaisted
Inks
Max Plaisted
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
military
Characters
Von Stofer (villain, introduction); Nazi spies (villains, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Bellem credit suggested by Jerry Bails's Who's Who.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Make-Believe Mickey / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Slim (signed)
Inks
Slim (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lookit him go!
Genre
humor; children

Hidden Loot (Table of Contents: 9)

Jimmy Blue / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sam Brant (credited)
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Ted Crane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Mandel
Inks
George Mandel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a Hong Kong hotel...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Ted Crane; Dr. Cobra (villain)

[Attack on the Secretary of War] (Table of Contents: 11)

Sergeant Bill King / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
military
Characters
Sergeant Bill King; Wasser (villain, introduction, death); Hugo (introduction); Mahler (introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Gunboat Grey / comic story / 0.667 page (report information)

Script
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gunboat, report to the recruiting station...
Genre
humor; military

[Statement of Ownership] (Table of Contents: 13)

statement of ownership / 0.333 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Between this sequence and the previous sequence, there is a small promo for Real Life Comics, text only.

[Not Fiction..But Vivid.Blazing Fact!] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Terror
  2. 1. [The Hypnotic Gas]
    The Black Terror
  3. 2. [The Poison Dart Murders]
    The Liberator
  4. 3. [The Murderous Mechanics]
    Crash Carter, Air Cadet
  5. 4. Bench Quarterback
  6. 5. [The Harlequin Murders]
    The Mask
  7. 6. [Crashing through to a New High in Mystery Adventure Red-Blooded Action]
    The Fighting Yank; Captain Future
  8. 7. [Carribean Crisis]
    Larry North U.S.N.
  9. 8. ["Lookit him go!"]
    Make-Believe Mickey
  10. 9. Hidden Loot
    Jimmy Blue
  11. 10. ["In a Hong Kong hotel..."]
    Ted Crane
  12. 11. [Attack on the Secretary of War]
    Sergeant Bill King
  13. 12. ["Gunboat, report to the recruiting station..."]
    Gunboat Grey
  14. 13. [Statement of Ownership]
  15. 14. [Not Fiction..But Vivid.Blazing Fact!]
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